BBC feature on boys and education
By the age of seven more than a quarter of boys need special help with their education, the latest figures show.
Is there something inherently wrong with a large chunk of one of the sexes - or are primary schools simply letting boys down?
It has long been known that male and female brains are different - that they mature at different rates and develop in different ways.
You only need to look at the way very young boys and girls play to see that often they like different things and approach things in different ways.
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